Addition of Activant Integrated Service Estimator Solution Designed to Help Tire Dealers Accelerate Growth in Automotive Services
Livermore, CA, February 8, 2010 – The popular HITS® business management platform for tire dealers and related businesses will soon include a comprehensive Web-based service estimating solution and electronic catalog designed to help users dramatically increase sales in non-tire automotive service categories.
HITS developer Andreoli & Associates, Inc. is working with Activant Solutions Inc. to finalize the addition of the Activant® Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) solution into the Web-based HITS BPOS business management platform. The HITS software is used by retail tire and auto service businesses in 40 states.
The Activant ISE solution enables tire dealers and other users to quickly identify the information, parts and suppliers needed to complete virtually any common automotive repair. The solution provides fast, easy access to an extensive array of features and functionality, including the aftermarket-leading Activant PartExpert® database of 7.9 million parts covering approximately 148.5 million applications. The ISE solution also includes integrated parts pricing and sourcing capabilities through more than 8,000 North American replacement parts distributors.
All parts, labor and pricing information looked up within the Activant ISE solution will be able to be imported in a matter of seconds to any HITS BPOS estimate, work order or invoice.
“The addition of these powerful new capabilities underscores our commitment to helping HITS users accelerate their growth across all service categories,” said Andreoli & Associates Founder and President Mike Andreoli. “The Activant ISE solution represents a proven path to new customer relationships and increased sales.”
Other key features of the ISE solution are the Activant Cover-to-Cover® eCatalog module, which includes millions of detailed product photos, diagrams, specifications, and other content; LaborExpert® aftermarket flat rate labor guide; EZWrite™ database of popular repair and maintenance services pre-mapped to parts and labor requirements; InterChange® cross-reference tool featuring more than 16 million OE-to-aftermarket and aftermarket-to-aftermarket listings; Service Intervals Plus™ database of OEM-recommended scheduled vehicle maintenance items; and an automatic VIN decoding tool.
Current users of HITS M/S software will be able to easily convert to the enhanced, Web-based HITS BPOS system featuring the Activant ISE solution, according to Andreoli. “We have scores of customers who have seamlessly transitioned to HITS BPOS to help save time and increase customer service levels,” he said. “The addition of the powerful Activant ISE solution makes our browser-based HITS platform even more appealing and financially rewarding for our customers.”
Introduced in 2008, the Activant ISE solution has been integrated into the business management platforms of several leading automotive service chains. The solution’s popularity is due in large part to the tight integration of a full-featured, user-friendly estimating solution with Activant’s industry-leading suite of aftermarket parts and labor data.
“The Activant ISE solution enables business owners to compete in dozens of additional parts and service categories without the need to abandon their existing business management and point-of-sale systems,” said Paul Salsgiver, executive vice president, Activant Solutions. “This is a perfect example of an innovative, affordable technology that can enhance the long-term value of an automotive service business.”
For additional information regarding the HITS BPOS and Activant Integrated Service Estimator solutions, please contact Andreoli & Associates at (800) 438-4487, ext. 32, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.aasys.com.
About Andreoli & Associates, Inc.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, Andreoli & Associates is a leading, customer-focused provider of innovative business management and point of sale solutions for growth-oriented tire retail and automotive service centers and wholesale tire distributors. The company can be found on the Web at www.aasys.com.
About Activant Solutions Inc.
Activant Solutions Inc. is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving small and medium-sized distributors and specialty retailers. Activant provides customers with industry-specific software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics. Over 30,000 customer locations use Activant to manage their day-to-day operations, in both USA and Canada. Activant’s systems are designed to help customers increase sales, boost productivity, operate more cost-efficiently, improve inventory turns and enhance trading partner relationships. Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.activant.com.
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